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A warning about agranulocytosis with the use of cocaine adulterated with levamisole.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21837934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since 2004, the US Food And Drug Administration and the European Medicine Agency are giving warnings about cocaine adulterated with levamisole. Levamisole is primarily used as an anti-helminthic. One of the side-effects of levamisole is a decreased bone marrow function. Herein we describe the first case of agranulocytosis and neutropenic fever due to cocaine adulterated with levamisole reported in Europe.
S Perkisas; I Vrelust; M Martin; A Gadisseur; W Schroyens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  2011-09-06     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agranulocytosis / chemically induced*,  immunology
Antinematodal Agents / adverse effects
Cocaine / chemistry
Cocaine-Related Disorders / complications*
Drug Contamination*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Levamisole / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antinematodal Agents; 2880D3468G/Levamisole; I5Y540LHVR/Cocaine

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